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From Harris to Lewis: Callanish standing stones

Horgabost Campsite, North Harris Eagle Observatory, Callanish standing stones and Eilean Fraoich Campsite

View From Hadrian's Wall to the Western Isles on 3Traveller's travel map.

Today we moved north from the Isle of Harris to the Isle of Lewis - a drive rather than a ferry, as the two isles are actually parts of one big island.

It was overcast as we drove to our first stop on the way to our new campsite; the North Harris Eagle Observatory. This lies within Glen Meavaig, a mile or so's walk from the main road. As we walked a shower came over and soaked all that was not underneath our waterproof jackets, but once we'd got to the hide we were able to dry off a bit. Dave had brought his binoculars, but we didn't manage to spot any sea eagles or golden eagles. We did however see a couple of golden plovers on our walk back through the glen.


On the way to our next stop we passed through some beautiful scenery.


This next stop was the magnificent site of the Calanais (Callanish) standing stones. I'd wanted to come here for ages, so it was wonderful to finally be there.


It was sunny when we arrived, but the clouds were moving very quickly, and just as we were about to leave a heavy shower came over. I managed to get a photo of a rainbow just before the rain started.


When we got to Eilean Fraoich Campsite the owner warned us about strong winds over the next couple of days. Good to know. We paid £15 a night for three nights, pitched our tent and relaxed until dinner. There was a lovely little dining room where we could cook and eat dinner and then relax with some games of cards before heading to bed.


Posted by 3Traveller 05:38 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged birds scotland road_trip united_kingdom camping standing_stone british_countryside

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